Ladoja Was Impeached For Being Ungrateful To Adedibu
Olusegun Obasanjo, Rashidi Ladoja
Olusegun Obasanjo, an Ex-President of Nigeria has said that Rashidi Ladoja, a former Governor of Oyo State was impeached as a result of he was not grateful to Chief Lamidi Adedibu and Chief Yekinni Adeojo.
He spoke on Thursday in Ibadan, Oyo State, on the launch of Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala’s autobiography titled: “Superb Grace”.
Obasanjo, who was the president on the time (2003 to 2007), and on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP), mentioned Ladoja intentionally did not accommodate the 2 political leaders in his authorities.
He mentioned his makes an attempt to reconcile Ladoja with the duo have been unsuccessful, as Ladoja turned deaf ears to all entreaties. He mentioned he (Ladoja), nevertheless, paid closely for it.
Reacting to web page 140 of the ebook, Obasanjo mentioned: “You identified on web page 140 that Ladoja picked up a quarrel with me for cause of a non-existent third time period. I didn’t know that Ladoja picked up a quarrel that his turning into a governor was as a result of grace of God and main contributions of two people- Yekinni Adeojo from whom the occasion construction was wretched and Chief Adedibu who spearheaded the entire programme.
“I pleaded with him to make lodging for each. He instructed me that they have been all Ibadan individuals and so they knew cope with themselves. He subsequently proved himself proper as they handled themselves and he, Ladoja, got here out the more severe for it”.
Alao-Akala, who succeeded Ladoja in 2007 after serving him as deputy governor and performing governor when Ladoja was impeached, famous that he was a product of grace pencilled within the fingers of the creator, who drew the image of who he turned at this time.
He added that God introduced him from junctures the place many who had nice and better hope of tomorrow fell.
He mentioned the title of his autobiography, “Superb Grace”, was not a happenstance, however moderately an audacity of windfall to carry him out of the dungeon of a hopeless tomorrow into the fulfilment of a future.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, lamented that his impression on Alao-Akala to develop into the deputy governor and later governor was not credited within the ebook.
Dignitaries on the occasion included Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Oyo State Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan, Senator Fatai Buhari Senator Teslim Folarin, 2019 All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo State Chief Adebayo Adelabu, Minister of Youth and Sports activities Mr. Sunday Dare, Olubadan of Ibadan land Oba Saliu Adetunji, Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), Alhaja Abosede Adedibu, Akeem Adeyemi and former AIG Tunji Alapinni.